4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) is slowly with the price of 4K television going down, 4K media players flooding the market starting at $40, and 4K content appearing online via services like Netflix and over the air with DVB-S2. Thanks to the latest Texas Instruments DLP 0.67″ digital micromirror device (DMD), a cost down version of the 1.38″ DMD used in around 80% of cinemas worldwide, we could start seeing affordable 4K projectors in the second half of 2016.
The solutions should delivery 100″+ displays with sharp images and text, as well as good color accuracy. Backlight can be achieved with LEDs, lamps, laser, or laser phosphor. Other details have not been published so far, but you can register to be informed once more infor is released on TI 4K DLP page. The new chip should launch in Spring 2016. In the meantime, you can watch an impressive demo with the device filmed at CES 2016.
Texas Instruments claims it will allow affordable 4K projectors, but did not mention any pricing. For reference, Optoma HD141X, a popular 1080p video projector, currently sells for around $550 on Amazon, so I’m assuming an affordable 4K projector could cost between $1,000 and $2,000, possibly in the higher range at the beginning.
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4 Replies to “Texas Instruments 4K DLP Chip Should Bring Affordable 4K Projectors to the Home, Office and School”
I would guess they will cost more than $3000 in the beginning since the better models of 1080p projectors meant for home cinema still cost over $1000. Real 4K projector for home cinema cost more than $6000 today so we should be happy if they can just cut that price in half at first.
My money is ready!!
FYI; estimated retail price on BenQ W11000 is $5000 US-dollars!
That reinforce my statement that they will cost more than $3000.
Acer V9800 4K projector coming up by the end of the year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLLYIpPXaWE
No price yet.